The IQ Brew: Jennifer Sanders, North Texas Innovation Alliance
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses, innovation ecosystem builders, and subject-matter experts.
On Thursday, February 11 at 9:00am, hear from Jennifer Sanders, Co-Founder of the North Texas Innovation Alliance. The North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA) is a 501c3 consortium of cross-sector organizations including public, private, civic and academic entities, working to build and implement a regional smart, connected and resilient strategy for North Texas. A holistic view of a Smart Region encompasses the use of data, technology and community to improve quality of life, inclusive economic development and resource efficiency. Hear from Jennifer about the plans for NTXIA to become the largest regional initiative of its kind in the United States. Jennifer is also the Executive Director of the Dallas Innovation Alliance.
Grab a coffee from your local coffee shop and join us for the IQ Brew!
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:05am – Introductions (all participants introduce themselves and provide updates on major projects or major accomplishments)
9:20am – Speaker Jennifer Sanders
9:40am – Q&A
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Learn more about NTXIA: https://www.ntxia.org/
n September 2015, Jennifer Sanders co-founded the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) a 501c3 public-private partnership dedicated to supporting the design and execution of a smart cities plan for Dallas. DIA brings together the City of Dallas, nonprofit and civic organizations, academic institutions and leading corporations to take a best-minds approach to creating a smarter, more connected Dallas. In 2019, she cofounded the North Texas Innovation Alliance to build a regional initiative to take these strategic learnings to the next level. Seeing the opportunity to serve entities outside of Dallas, she and Trey Bowles launches InnoCity Partners to create a vehicle to support public, private and academic organizations.
She is actively involved with numerous civic organizations, currently serving as past-President of the Mayor’s Star Council, Board President of the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas, Board member of Better Block, Board Treasurer of the West End Association, and an Ambassador for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), among others.
Jennifer has received recognition for her leadership in the industry, including the 2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award for advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the category of Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure). She has been named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Top Women in Technology, State Scoop’s Top Women in Technology, the Tech Week 100, and the Dallas 500. She has been honored to speak to groups at conferences around the globe including South by Southwest, Smart Cities Week, IOT World Congress, IMPACT: Cities, and the Smart City Global Congress and Expo in Barcelona. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor concentration in Economics.
Specialties: smart cities, coalition building, P3s, stakeholder engagement, community building, investor relations, media relations, project management, crisis communications, traditional and renewable energy, technology, enterprise software.